Word Riddles

Riddle: It is greater than God and more evil than the devil

It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it you’ll die. What is it?

Nothing.

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Riddle: I go around in circles, But always straight ahead Never complain, No matter where I am led

I go around in circles, But always straight ahead Never complain, No matter where I am led.

Wheel

Riddle: Pregnant every time you see her, yet she never will give birth

Pregnant every time you see her, yet she never will give birth.

Full moon

Riddle: Die without me, Never thank me. Walk right through me, never feel me. Always watching, never speaking. Always lurking, never seen

Die without me, Never thank me. Walk right through me, never feel me. Always watching, never speaking. Always lurking, never seen.

Air

Riddle: Who makes it, has no need of it. Who buys it, has no use for it. Who uses it can neither see nor feel it.

Who makes it, has no need of it. Who buys it, has no use for it. Who uses it can neither see nor feel it.

A coffin

Riddle: The cost of making only the maker knows, Valueless if bought, but sometimes traded

The cost of making only the maker knows, Valueless if bought, but sometimes traded. A poor man may give one as easily as a king. When one is broken pain and deceit are assured.

Promise

Riddle: This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel

This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down.

Time

Riddle: With thieves I consort, With the vilest, in short, I’m quite at ease in depravity

With thieves I consort, With the vilest, in short, I’m quite at ease in depravity; Yet all divines use me, And savants can’t lose me, For I am the center of gravity.

The letter V

Riddle: Alive without breath, As cold as death, Clad in mail never clinking, Never thirsty, ever drinking

Alive without breath, As cold as death, Clad in mail never clinking, Never thirsty, ever drinking.

A fish

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